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My First Work for a Full Orchestra!

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About half a year ago I admitted to one of my friends:

"I haven't composed a thing in a few months! 

It seems like I just don't have the time for it any more."

he told me that I can make a short piece for piano,

and I decided to add a twist, thinking to myself:

'I'm going to make a collection of pieces for two people and one piano!"

It took a while (half a year apparently), but I now have a collection of seven original pieces for four hands! yey!

 

Now you must be thinking "the hell does he want from me? I came here for an orchestral piece!"

Ah! There's a second part for the story!

A month ago I decided to experiment with one of the pieces, thinking:

"This one sounds like it could fit as an opening to a video game, 

but it has to be more... orchestral!"

I've never written a piece for a full orchestra and now the time has come.

Here's what I ask from you, the reviewer (of course, these are just guidelines, you don't have to answer everything):

1. Criticize mainly the orchestration:

*Things that made sense to me but wouldn't make sense in a performance (Instruments too quiet, too little of a time to switch between instruments, the Bassoon won't hear the bass well, etc.)

*Things that are put in the wrong instrument ("Are you crazy? a Tuba can't make a trill in such a low register! You know what? a Tuba shouldn't make a trill at all!")

*Things that are just not written the way I wrote them

2. Criticize it as a composition (I'll upload the original four hands pieces so you can have a look at a simpler version)

*Is the melody too much of a cliche? ("That sounds a little like a mix between the Shire theme and a regular fanfare!" [I promise you I didn't have the Shire in mind, I just thought of it about an hour ago and now I'm scared that I'll have to start from scratch])

*Are the harmonies and scales too simple? 

*Is it too short? (because I've been told that it is, but doesn't really want to make it more than a cute and short fanfare, might change my mind though)

*What about the rhythm? Too repetitive to the point it sounds like a loop and not like a fanfare?

3. Tell me whether you think it could fit in an adventure montage in a movie or as an opening for a computer game.

4. For those who are more familiar with my works (If there are any here)... do you recognize the references?

 

Huge thanks in advance! 

That's the only thing I've been doing on my free time for a month now,

would really appreciate some reviews!

 

 

 

a Call for Adventure midi.mid

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On 10/14/2019 at 9:02 AM, Rabbival507 said:

*Things that are put in the wrong instrument ("Are you crazy? a Tuba can't make a trill in such a low register! You know what? a Tuba shouldn't make a trill at all!")

As a Tuba player, I am offended.we can play a trill in the low register. Lol. It's ok, no one likes the Tuba.

It sounds interesting from what I got from the midi file, I wish I had a better playback recording.

I don't have anything criticize about the orchestration, you've done a good job compared to my garbage. I'm still learning.

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